Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Mount Rushmore of Dentistry

A few weeks ago we had a researcher who was using the papers of Rice English Professor George Williams, ’23. While he kindly pointed me to some surprising materials in the second box (for which I’m most grateful), when I … Continue reading

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Rice Bartender’s Guide, 1979

I frequently write about things that have been buried deep in the archives and somehow bubbled their way up. There is, however, another category of amazing items: the stuff that just came in the door. When I walked in to … Continue reading

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Mrs. Cohen’s 80th Birthday Luncheon, 1937

Photos of the interior of Cohen House, especially in its early years, are few and far between. During the preparations for a new exhibit about George Cohen in the Woodson, though, some wonderful ones turned up. They were taken on … Continue reading

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Marathon Bull Session, 1964

Things often take odd turns during Spring Semester. People get a bit squirrelly. This happened in March 1964 and was reported in one of the local papers (I’d wager it was the Post): Bonus: I recently came across some evidence … Continue reading

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Saturday Surprise

I was off yesterday for Good Friday so today you get a special followup to this mess: Here’s a close up. I wonder if the outfits had a sort of “Boy Named Sue” effect because these guys manage to look … Continue reading

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Happy

I had a long, wild day today. But what stands out from the chaos are two astonishing archival discoveries that advance my research by leaps rather than the usual tiny steps. I’m happy. Almost as happy as this guy, who … Continue reading

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What in the World is This?

This morning I came across a packet of photos I’d never seen before. Actually, it was more than packet–it was a whole box of images from the Cohen House collection that I’d somehow missed. There turned out to be much … Continue reading

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